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Attorney: AAU's Bobby Dodd innocent

Updated: December 18, 2011, 8:08 PM ET
By Tom Farrey | ESPN.com

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Six days after the Amateur Athletic Union severed ties with longtime president and CEO Bobby Dodd due to allegations of child sexual abuse, and Memphis police opened an investigation, an attorney for Dodd responded to the claims made by former players by saying they are false.

Attorney Steve Farese, hired Wednesday by Dodd, spoke Thursday with ESPN.

"It didn't happen," said Farese, a criminal defense lawyer from Ashland, Miss. "All of this is fantasy."

Farese ...

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